The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Rowell Bosse Created Historical Archives


Rowell Bosse

Rowell Bosse's interests in hiking, botany and history led him to spend more than 20 years working to preserve the history of Transylvania County.

The North Carolina Bartram Trail Society was organized on Nov. 1, 1977 by eleven North Carolina residents, including Rowell Bosse. Their goal was to build an 80-mile trail honoring naturalist, William Bartram. Bartram had traveled through the Southern Appalachians from 1773-1777, recording the plants, animals and the life of the Native Americans he encountered. "Travel's of William Bartram" offered detailed descriptions of his journey. Bosse...

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